Frederick Douglass . . .
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.The Republicans and the Koch Brothers and the big banks and the corporations keep inflicting injustice and wrong across this country to see what Americans will quietly submit to, and the more injustice and wrong we submit to, the more injustice and wrong they will impose on us.
But perhaps I'm being unfair. Perhaps I'm being too critical. We're so close to economic equality now that the unemployed and the underemployed and one-bedroom apartment dwellers everywhere can almost taste it, one or maybe two more tax cuts for the rich and we're there!
Maybe we just need a little more patience, maybe we need to understand that the job creating job creators and their friends on Wall Street have an excellent track record. Thanks to their inherent wisdom, integrity, and superior management of the economy over the years, America has made steady progress towards prosperity.
Except for the Panic of 1819, and the Panic of 1837, and the Panic of 1857, and the Long Depression of 1873-1879, and the Panic of 1893, and the Panic of 1907, and the Great Depression of 1929-1939, and Black Monday 1987, and the Great and Permanent Recession of 2008.
Train Wreck Capitalism. Fucking everything up for everybody for two-hundred years.
The rich and their corrupt politicians in Washington DC, who firmly believe in government of the people, by the people, and for the people, have been waging class warfare throughout all of American history, but they've never called it that, they never will call it that. They call it capitalism, they call it free trade, they call it job creation, they call it privatization. They call themselves conservatives, they call themselves businessmen, they call themselves public servants, they call themselves Christians.
They're not. They are many things, but Christian isn't one of them.
I think it's time to call them what they are.
William Lloyd Garrison . . .
I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice. I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.We have to win these Midterms. We have to restore democracy to this country. Be as harsh as truth, Daily Kos. Be as uncompromising as justice. Do not equivocate. Do not excuse. Do not retreat a single inch.
Call them what they are.
I have a message for Wall Street, I have a message for the CEO's, I have a message for Republicans, I have a message for all of them . . .
It's not name-calling when it's true.